Close

The Start

A project log for OSPb - An Open Source Lead Tester

An open source design for an inexpensive colormetric test.

Matthew EdmondMatthew Edmond 03/22/2016 at 18:310 Comments

So we all know about Flint. Lead in the water. Sick children. The greed, and the blind eye. So let's take that problem and seek out solutions. One way solution I can think of is to 'democratize' accurate water testing. Sure, you can go buy lead water test kits at Walmart that use test strips, but genuine photometer-based tests can be prohibitively expensive.

So let's learn how the expensive tests are done, how those devices work, and see if we can do it on a much less expensive scale using off-the hardware, and maybe...just maybe...those test strips.

Discussions